My name is Elizabeth Santos, and I will be teaching Class D at the Summer Learning Place. I will be focusing on teaching reading, writing, and math to students ranging from 4th to 9th grade. I will be co-teaching this class with another teacher. Our classroom schedule is July 7th-July 30th from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Sevier Middle School. Our daily break time will be 10:10-10:25.
Feelings about the course?
I am excited about working with students over the summer in order to help them gain a better understanding and confidence in subjects that may prove difficult for them. I am also nervous about this responsibility because I am trained in middle level and secondary social studies. I want to make sure that I instill the appropriate information to my students in a meaningful way. Honestly, I am apprehensive about working with such a wide array of students since I am used to teaching 9th and 10th graders. I am hoping for a great experience, and I hope to learn a lot from my students and their needs.
1. Gain an understanding of teaching students with and without disabilities
2. Help students learn beneficial instructional strategies to help them master reading, writing, and math
3. Successfully complete the practicum with more understanding about such students to be applied for the upcoming school year
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